Featured Products for the flexographic, narrow-web and package printing industries including Acucote, Comexi, FLEXcon, Heidelberg, Davis-Standard, Retroflex, Scodix, Hazen Paper and Thelamco.
The impact of shorter production runs, combined with the established practices at lean, productive companies to minimize inventories at all stages of production, has resulted in many supply chain changes, including those at converters that supply materials to package printers.
News on suppliers to the packaging printing industry, including items on Avery Dennison Corp., Creative Labels Inc. and Epson, Lotus Labels and Xeikon, Grafix Equipment and Mark Andy.
Flexographic Trade Services held its two-day Open House event at its facility here earlier this month, which included more than 20 table-top displays from many of the industry's leading suppliers, the majority of which have been vendor sponsors since the trade school was established in 2000.
News on suppliers to the packaging printing industry, including items on Chromatic Technologies, Berlin Packaging, ExxonMobil Chemical, Accredo Packaging, Neenah Paper, Topflight Corp., California Polytechnic State University, Boelter Industries, Acucote and ETI Converting Equipment.
Featured Products for the the flexographic, narrow-web and package printing industries, including Comexi Nexus, Bobst, Acucote, Windmoeller & Hoelscher, Nordmeccanica, New Era and Uteco.
Acucote is now distributing its line of specialty and commodity products out of Fullerton, CA. This distribution center, in addition to the enhanced slitting capabilities at its Texas facility, expands the company into the West Coast and Southwest regions.
Acucote, a custom coating and laminating converter, recently installed a Martin Automatic ECPF splicer, and is on-course for an 18-month payback on the investment. Acucote specializes in providing custom applications that do not fit standard stock lists.
Packaging equipment, software and service purchases by U.S. packaging printers, featuring installations by Acucote, Accord Carton, Specialty Finishing and American Packaging Corp.
“Counterfeit Colgate Toothpaste Found” is the headline for a June 14 U.S. Food and Drug Administration press release warning that toothpaste with packaging resembling a Colgate product found its way into dollar-type discount stores in four states in the United States. Consumers were lucky this time around —packages were readily identifiable as fake so they could discontinue use or dispose of the product immediately. The counterfeit labels included several misspellings, and stated that the product had been manufactured in South Africa—a location Colgate does not use for manufacturing toothpaste. This is only one example of how a brand’s identity was stolen and reproduced to